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The News Deeply team’s latest single-subject site offers on-the-ground coverage of Arctic issues: The latest from Nieman Lab

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The News Deeply team’s latest single-subject site offers on-the-ground coverage of Arctic issues

“As with all our sites, we want to consistently follow up with how different forces are interacting in a fragile ecosystem.” By Shan Wang.

Hot Pod: Panoply’s parent company takes a stake in Gimlet Media

Plus: Scripps wants to expand Earwolf beyond comedy; NPR’s on-demand audience grows, while live-streaming stalls; Modern Love becomes a podcast; and more. By Nicholas Quah.
What We’re ReadingRecode / Peter KafkaThe Apple News app gets an integration with Comscore and a human-curated “top stories” tab →The “Top News” tab is “a change in philosophy from this fall’s launch, when the app was supposed to highlight stories based on each of its users’ tastes and reading behaviors.”TwitterLong-running Twitter parody account @ProfJeffJarvis has been taken down →His last tweet was on Monday night.Bloomberg / Joshua BrusteinFacebook’s focus on video hasn’t slowed the growth of its main rival YouTube →YouTube’s share of U.S. Internet activity grew to 17.9 percent, up from 14 percent a year ago. Facebook’s share is only 2.5 percent, down from the 3 percent, according to Sandvine, a networking company that reports on bandwidth usage.Motherboard / Rachel PickTwitter is testing timelines that aren’t in chronological order →“We’re continuing to explore ways to surface the best content for people using Twitter,” a spokesperson said.Recode / Peter KafkaAmazon starts building its own bundle, by selling Showtime, Starz, and more with Amazon Prime →“People briefed on Amazon’s plans say the company intends to package some of the services it is selling individually into different bundles, presumably at a discount from the normal per-channel price.”AdExchanger / Sarah SluisGuardian CEO: Why did ads from the National Rifle Association run on our site? →“What bothers me is that as a normal media expert, I can’t understand how we can’t be guaranteed control of the third-party ads on our site.”Quartz / Zachary M. SewardQuartz redesigns its homepage →Quartz first launched a homepage in August 2014, and that “devoted much of the homepage to a continually updated news briefing. We are dispensing with that briefing today to try something else.” Mozilla / Nick NguyenFirefox launches a free content blocker for Safari users on iOS 9 →Focus will block the same trackers that are blocked by Private Browsing with Tracking Protection in Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, based on Disconnect’s open source blocklist. It’s available for Firefox browser itself, as Apple currently doesn’t allow content blocking in third-party browsers on iOS.The Hollywood Reporter / Georg SzalaiAT&T is launching a mobile entertainment service in January →A “premium content” package that can also be streamed on mobile, according to chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson.The Huffington Post / Gabriel AranaThe National Association of Black Journalists is grappling with a massive budget shortfall — and none of its leaders will talk about it →“After running a deficit of $227,000 last year, the NABJ — the country’s oldest and largest minority-journalism group — told its members in November that it expects to end 2015 even deeper in the red.”Poynter / Benjamin MullinFirst Look Media is getting into original scripted programming →The Pierre Omidyar-backed company wants to make the next Spotlight. From Fuego Diane Rehm, an NPR staple, eyes retirement from broadcasting —ww​w.washingtonpost.c​om
Twitter Is Testing Timelines That Aren’t in Chronological Order —mo​therboard.vice.c​om
Amazon Starts Building Its Own Bundle, by Selling Showtime, Starz and More With Amazon Prime —re​code.n​et
Apple Updates Its News App to Make it More Like a… Newspaper —re​code.n​et
Missing @ProfJeffJarvis Parody Twitter Account Does Not Appear To Be Suspended —ww​w.buzzfeed.c​om
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